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cooler fan wiring

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11 years 10 months ago #2517 by bugged
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Do you guys wire a thermostat, switch or just to the ignition? which is the best solution.

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11 years 10 months ago #2519 by LAPDANCEMOTORSPORTS
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We hardly use ours unless we're in a rough section and lugging the car. The thermostat is just another problem waiting to happen, and I wouldn't wire it to run straight off the ignition. Run it through a toggle switch.

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11 years 10 months ago #2520 by porboy
porboy replied the topic: Re:cooler fan wiring
Ours is wired to a switch. I like the piece of mind of knowing we can control it. Don't think you want it off the ignition as you want the car to be able to warm up and not take forever. My .02

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11 years 10 months ago #2525 by bugged
bugged replied the topic: Re:cooler fan wiring
Sweet, I will do it that way, thanks for the info and help. I appreciate being able to use your knowledge and expierience and not re-invent the wheel, I'd rather just do it right the first time.

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11 years 10 months ago #2530 by michaelbrenner
michaelbrenner replied the topic: Re:cooler fan wiring
Switched. After the motor is hott, we turn it on and leave it there for the entire race. Most of those fans draw about 6 amps so it's nice to be able to turn it off if you stall to get some extra juice for starting. That's why we did it that way.

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6 years 6 months ago #16950 by paulfrenchy
paulfrenchy replied the topic: Re:cooler fan wiring
how can we run a light that goes off when the oil temp gets too hot?
so we would know to turn on the fan with the switch?

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6 years 6 months ago #16953 by michaelbrenner
michaelbrenner replied the topic: Re:cooler fan wiring
You would need to plumb a thermostatic switch, the same kind of thing as the thermostat but instead of hooking it up to the fan, hook it up to the light.

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6 years 6 months ago #16966 by paulfrenchy
paulfrenchy replied the topic: Re:cooler fan wiring
so the same that goes to the gauge?

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6 years 6 months ago #16968 by wanadune
wanadune replied the topic: Re:cooler fan wiring
not the samething that goes to the gauge. it would need to be a temperature switch that closes on a rise in temperature.instead of running the switch to a fan or other device you would run it to a light, or just have to co rider watch the temp gauge

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6 years 6 months ago #16970 by paulfrenchy
paulfrenchy replied the topic: Re:cooler fan wiring
ya we were hoping to run it to a light but we'll find a temp switch

thanks,
Paul

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